Superflare

  • by Alec Sand
  • Narrated by Brian D'eon
  • 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A solar eruption bakes the Earth in lethal radiation for 10 days. In the American Southwest, the only survivors are a group of spelunking scientists, and an astronomer’s entourage who had the foresight to hide in the abandoned mines of Bisbee, Arizona. In need of food, supplies and water, the two groups undertake a perilous trek across the rugged beauty of the unpeopled Sonoran desert.

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Audible Editor Reviews

In the heady, slow-burning sci-fi adventure Superflare, the planet Earth has just been scorched by seemingly endless days of devastating radiation from space and the only survivors are a bunch of cave-diving scientists and a plucky astronomer and his crew. The two motley groups join forces and attempt to cross the notoriously unforgiving Sonoran desert in the American Southwest, while expounding on their own scientific and life theories along the way. Narrated with palpable enthusiasm for the unfolding critical journey by Brian D’eon.

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Male philosophy lecture masquerading as a book!

This one starts off not too bad ... perhaps the author was inspired by One Second After? The whole EMP thing - this time by solar flare - is getting real old. When the sun burps for a few days, it appears everyone but our intrepid crew in the mines is killed. Not only that, their are no bodies. What's up with that? Where did they all go? If you're hoping for an explanation, you're outta luck. Actually, if you're hoping for a plot, you're really SOL. After our little band of adventurers comes up for air, that's pretty much it. Oh, there are HOURS of misogynistic philosphy lectures, mostly by the Frenchman - and a few made me laugh. The only redeeming grace of this story was the low price. It feels like the author has some writing ability, but this is a very tentative work indeed. The narrator was fine. Can't recommend.
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- Old Hippy

A waste of a good premise

The premise of this novel is good. I was looking forward to a good survival tale. This is a rip off! The author spends hours describing every scientific theory and thought. Then he goes on about art, dragon flies mating, butterflies etc.. The thought of every character is described ad nauseum. nothing relevent to the premise is dealt with. Why are all human life extinguished by radiation but all other life survived. Birds and frogs are most sensitive to solar disturbance, but here nature is beautiful and earth has cleansed itself. Do not waste your time
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- Ex Amazon loyalist

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-27-2010
  • Publisher: Trout Lake Media